Test Results: 19.95% THC
After being injured in a motorcycle crash, cannabis breeder Ken Estes spent the next few years recovering from his injuries. In an effort to help patients with similar conditions, he crossed Purple Urkle with Big Bud, creating the first incarnation of Granddaddy Purple. He then crossed the strain back into itself to augment its potency. Herbal Healing’s Granddaddy Purple won Best U.S. Indica at the 2015 Cannabis Cup in Colorado.
Granddaddy Purple was specifically designed for pain management, and has been known to deliver swift and long-lasting relief from conditions such as joint pain, migraines, and muscle aches. The strain’s indica framework and soporific effects also alleviate stress, depression, and insomnia. Not much gets past this healing herb.
Considering Big Bud is so named for its habit of yielding dense, king-size buds, Granddaddy Purple was bound for greatness in the looks department. The strain finishes its harvest in large, compact nuggets, bathed in crystalline trichomes and interspersed with shades of deep purple. The texture is marvelously sticky and the flowers crumble like graham crackers.
Granddaddy Purp’s magnificent aroma lends itself to lofty descriptions: a fresh gust of northerly wind, a forest floor of fallen pine, the laboratory of a Peppermint Pattie factory. Just know that popping open a mason jar of the Purp and taking a long, deep inhale is an experience to savor.
If purple is in the name, chances are good that things are going to get grapey. A solid hit of Granddaddy Purp smacks the taste buds with a lovely brew of syrupy grape and sweet berries. Thanks to Herbal Healing’s quality-driven grow process, there’s a welcome lack of harshness or throat burn.
Plenty of cannabis strains are perfect for a night on the town, but Granddaddy Purp isn’t one of them. This baby is a yawn-producing, sleep-inducing phenomenon, so prepare for a full-body melt. You can also look forward to a healthy dose of euphoria, but don’t expect this strain to get you up and moving.
Herbal Healing’s Granddaddy Purple won Best U.S. Indica at the 2015 Cannabis Cup in Colorado.